Tilaw sa Pagkaong Surigaonon Food Festival opens on Sunday

Tourists will once again be treated to the city’s purely unique tasting dishes when the Tilaw sa Pagkaong Surigaonon (A Taste of the Surigaonon Food) Food Festival officially opens on Sunday, August 29 at the Luneta Park.

The event is a regular feature prior to the celebration of the city’s Charter Day Anniversary slated on August 31, showcasing the talents of local chefs in Cooking Show Competition as well as innovativeness of the students in the table setting, skirting, bartending and cocktail competitions.

As of press time, 6 participants for the open category and 13 for the barangay category in the Native Delicacies have already confirmed their participation, another 10 for the open category and 8 for the barangay category in the Exotic Kinilaw, 9 for the open category and 11 for the barangay category in the Native Cuisines, and 8 participants for the best Barbecue.

The City Tourism Office also said that 12 schools throughout the province have confirmed their participation for the table setting, skirting, bartending and cocktail competitions. These schools include Philippine Women’s University (PWU-Surigao Campus), Center for Health Specialists (CHP), Systems Technology Institute (STI-Surigao), St. Paul University Surigao, Surigao State College of Technology, Ipil Nat’l High School, SNCAT-Day-asan Campus, Surigao del Norte National High School, Surigao Education Center, Taft National High School, SNCAT-Mainit Campus and Siargao National College of Science and Technology.

The 3-day gastronomic affair will end on August 31.

The event is proudly organized by the city government of Surigao headed by Mayor Nitoy Matugas through the City Tourism Office and Surigao Caterer’s Association. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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